As a student at the NFTS you are provided with extensive support throughout your time at the School. You will have access to essential academic support through your tutors and Head of Department, as well as practical support such as finance and accommodation. The School also offers dedicated support to international students, disabled students, and others with additional needs.
Our Student Support and Wellbeing team offer advice and information about a wide range of personal and practical issues that may affect you at the School, and can refer you to specialist support services when needed.
Disability and mental health support
The School will help co-ordinate support arrangements and resources to enable disabled students to benefit fully from their time with us. Students with long term health conditions, mental health conditions, physical or sensory impairments and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia are all entitled to support.
Advice and guidance on applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for UK students is available from the Student Support and Wellbeing team, and we work with all students to recommend reasonable adjustments for teaching, learning and assessments of courses.
Students are encouraged to apply for DSA as soon as they have received an acceptance of a place at NFTS; it can take over 10 weeks from applying to receiving support – so early application ensure that support can be in place at the start of the term.
Health and Wellbeing Support
We can advise you on local health and wellbeing services, and can refer you to a range of expert professional services when needed.
If you are worried about your health or wellbeing, or that of a friend, we will always try to help.
Our advice is impartial and there to help you make your own decisions, and if we can’t help we’ll always look to refer you to people or organisations that can.
You can also report to us any incidences in which you are involved, either here at the School or anywhere else.
Alongside the student union, the student support team promote health and wellbeing activities. In the past these have included wellbeing week, yoga, mindfulness, craft workshops, organised local walks and a large range of sporting activities. Details of activities are made available to enrolled students via our Workplace platform and notice boards around site.
Via our links with local landlords and letting agencies, we can provide assistance finding affordable accommodation in the local area(s) surrounding the School.
When applicants are offered a place on their chosen course, they are given access to a private accommodation page which is a platform to view accommodation listings, advertise accommodation and make contact with other students at the NFTS.
We recommend thoroughly researching your accommodation. Please refer to the pdf documents below to help guide you through this process:
- Rental Checklist
- Tenancy Agreements
- Renting as an International student
- Council Tax and how it works
- Cost of Living
International Student Support
Requirements and information on applying for a student visa as an international student is available on our Students from abroad webpage.
We also provide support for our American students who wish to apply for the US Federal Loan. You can find out more about the process of this loan on our American Students page.
An alternative space for students to voice their views, concerns and ideas. The student union compromise of 3 student union reps and a student union President. The student union are advisory but on hand to provide support and help guide you through your time at the NFTS. They are also there for implementing and planning student groups, activities and social events throughout the year.